In this section, we have put together some long form content guides which I hope will help you understand the UK PAYE Tax System, reduce your tax bill, and get things done on time.
IR35 is a complex piece of legislation used to distinguish between true self-employed contractors and employees. As a contractor, it’s important that you have an awareness and understanding of IR35 to ensure that you’re paying the correct amount of tax and National Insurance. Here’s a definitive introduction to IR35 to help you understand how it works.
There's every chance that you are not yet aware of Making Tax Digital (MTD). However, if you are a landlord with rental income - (that's income, not profit) – greater than £10,000 annually then you should be. MTD is the biggest shake up to the UK tax system since the advent of Self-Assessment in the 1990s. And it affects you, from April 2020 at least.
What are the benefits for contractors of setting up a Limited Company vs Umbrella Company? Read our guide, see how much you could take home in each setup.
Whether it's primary residence relief, letting relief, or even the costs of improvement works, our resident landlord and property tax editor, Iain King has the information you need to reduce your CGT liability.
Almost 1 in 3 PAYE employees may have paid too much tax. We have put together a list of 14 reasons why you might be owed money by HMRC.
Our resident landlord tax expert, Iain Rankin, has put together a great guide on how to reduce the amount of tax paid on income from your rental property
Many new or aspiring landlords will often read, with alarm, about a campaign or some form of crackdown by HMRC on buy-to-let landlords, accompanied by warnings that landlords could potentially face tax bills of “thousands of pounds” plus interest, surcharges and penalties. What is it though that HMRC are actually looking for? Here’s an overview of the main categories of mistakes.
In our detailed Landlord Tax Guide, our experts tell you what you can claim in expenses and a comprehensive insight into HMRC tax rules
Last minute Tax Planning. Our guide to what annual allowances you have and how to use them to reduce your tax bill.
Tips on what business expenses you can claim when self employed.
Our guide to making your online self assessment return with tips on reducing you tax bill and avoiding fines.
Organised properly, freelancing/contracting can be the most rewarding way to make a living. Skilful tax planning can transform your finances - and with 15% of the workforce self-employed, financial services providers are at last offering the support contractors and freelancers need.